Psalm 27 Dominus illuminatio
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom then shall I fear? *
the LORD is the strength of my life;
of whom then shall I be
When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
it was they,
my foes and my adversaries, who
stumbled and fell.
Though an army should encamp against me, *
yet my heart shall
not be afraid;
And though war should rise up against me, *
yet will I put my
trust in him.
One thing have I asked of the LORD;
one thing I seek; *
I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days
of my life;
To behold the fair beauty of the LORD *
and to seek him in his
For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe
in his shelter;
he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling
and set me
high upon a rock.
Even now he lifts up my head *
above my enemies round about me.
Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation
of great gladness; *
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
Hearken to my voice, O LORD, when I call; *
have mercy on me and
You speak in my heart and say, "Seek my face." *
LORD, will I seek.
Hide not your face from me, *
nor turn away your servant in
You have been my helper;
cast me not away; *
do not forsake
me, O God of my salvation.
Though my father and my mother forsake me, *
the LORD will
Show me your way, O LORD; *
lead me on a level path, because of
Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, *
witnesses have risen up against me,
and also those who speak malice.
What if I had not believed
that I should see the goodness of the
in the land of the living!
O tarry and await the LORD'S pleasure;
be strong, and he shall
comfort your heart; *
wait patiently for the LORD.